Gerald Ford

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Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.wikipedia
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School.
Grand Rapids is the childhood home of U.S. President Gerald Ford, who is buried with his wife Betty on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in the city.

Omaha, Nebraska

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Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. Ford was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. on July 14, 1913, at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska, where his parents lived with his paternal grandparents.
Notable modern Omaha inventions include: the bobby pin and the "pink hair curler", at Omaha's Tip Top; Butter Brickle Ice Cream and the Reuben sandwich, conceived by a chef at the then-Blackstone Hotel on 36th and Farnam Streets; cake mix, developed by Duncan Hines, then a division of Omaha's Nebraska Consolidated Mills, the forerunner to today's ConAgra Foods; center-pivot irrigation by the Omaha company now known as Valmont Corporation; Raisin Bran, developed by Omaha's Skinner Macaroni Co.; the ski lift, in 1936, by Omaha's Union Pacific Corp; the "Top 40" radio format, pioneered by Todd Storz, scion of Omaha's Storz Brewing Co., and head of Storz Broadcasting, which was the first in the U.S. to use the "Top 40" format at Omaha's KOWH Radio; and the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's Carl Swanson Co. Omaha was also the birthplace of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States.

Death and state funeral of Gerald Ford

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After experiencing a series of health problems, he died at home on December 26, 2006.
On December 26, 2006, Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California at 6:45 p.m. local time (02:45, December 27, UTC).

Helsinki Accords

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As president, Ford signed the Helsinki Accords, which marked a move toward détente in the Cold War.
When former vice US president Gerald R. Ford came into office in August 1974, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) negotiations had been underway for nearly two years.

Yale Law School

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Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School.
Yale Law has produced a significant number of luminaries in law and politics, including United States presidents Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and former U.S. secretary of state and presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Pardon of Richard Nixon

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In one of his most controversial acts, he granted a presidential pardon to President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.
The pardon of Richard Nixon on September 8, 1974, by President Gerald Ford granted Nixon, Ford's predecessor as president, a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he might have committed against the United States while president.

Jimmy Carter

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He narrowly lost the presidential election to the Democratic challenger, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.
In the general election, Carter ran as an outsider and narrowly defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford.

Richard Nixon

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After the resignation of Richard Nixon, Ford automatically assumed the presidency.
After his resignation, he was issued a controversial pardon by his successor, Gerald Ford.

Leslie Lynch King Sr.

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He was the child of Dorothy Ayer Gardner and Leslie Lynch King Sr., a wool trader.
Leslie Lynch King Sr. (July 25, 1884 – February 18, 1941) was the biological father of U.S. President Gerald Ford.

Watergate scandal

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In one of his most controversial acts, he granted a presidential pardon to President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.
On September 8, 1974, his successor, Gerald Ford, pardoned him.

Michigan Wolverines football

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Ford played center, linebacker, and long snapper for the school's football team and helped the Wolverines to two undefeated seasons and national titles in 1932 and 1933.
Gerald Ford, who later became the 38th President of the United States, started at center and was voted most valuable player by his teammates on the 1934 team.

1934 Michigan Wolverines football team

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In his senior year of 1934, the team suffered a steep decline and won only one game, but Ford was still the team's star player.
Right tackle Thomas Austin was the team captain, and center Gerald Ford was selected as the most valuable player.

James M. Cannon

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James M. Cannon, a member of the Ford administration, wrote that the separation and divorce of Ford's parents were sparked when, a few days after Ford's birth, Leslie King took a butcher knife and threatened to kill his wife, his infant son, and Ford's nursemaid.
James M. Cannon was a historian, author and former Assistant to the President of the United States for Foreign Affairs during the Gerald Ford administration.

Michigan's 5th congressional district

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Ford began his political career in 1949 as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district.
Its most notable occupant was Gerald Ford, who in 1974 became the 38th President of the United States upon the resignation of Richard Nixon, at the height of the infamous Watergate Scandal.

George H. W. Bush

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At the time of his death, he was the longest-lived president in American history, a record he held until George H. W. Bush surpassed him on November 25, 2017.
The following year, President Gerald Ford appointed him [[List of ambassadors of the United States to China#List of Chiefs of the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing|Chief of the Liaison Office in China]] and later made him the director of Central Intelligence.

Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens

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Ford was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. on July 14, 1913, at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska, where his parents lived with his paternal grandparents.
The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska marks the location of the house at 3202 Woolworth Avenue where U.S. President Gerald R. Ford lived for a couple of weeks after his birth in July 1913.

Democratic Party (United States)

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He narrowly lost the presidential election to the Democratic challenger, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.
During Nixon's second term, his presidency was rocked by the Watergate scandal, which forced him to resign in 1974, being succeeded by vice president Gerald Ford, who served a brief tenure.

President of the United States

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Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.
Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon a month after taking office.

Vice President of the United States

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Before his accession to the presidency, Ford served as the 40th vice president of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974.
In addition to Tyler, they are Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Gerald Ford.

Chicago College All-Star Game

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As part of the 1935 Collegiate All-Star football team, Ford played against the Chicago Bears in the Chicago College All-Star Game at Soldier Field.
The following year, in a game that included University of Michigan graduate and future president Gerald Ford, the Bears won 5–0.

Charles Henry King

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His father was a son of prominent banker Charles Henry King and Martha Alicia King (née Porter).
He was also the paternal grandfather of U.S. President Gerald Ford, who was born in his home in Omaha.

Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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Following the resignation of Spiro Agnew, Ford was the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment.
On October 12, 1973, following Vice President Spiro Agnew's resignation two days earlier, President Richard Nixon nominated Representative Gerald Ford of Michigan to succeed Agnew as vice president.

Gerald Rudolff Ford

After living with her parents for two-and-a-half years, Gardner married Gerald Rudolff Ford on February 1, 1916.
Gerald Rudolff Ford (December 9, 1890 – January 26, 1962) was an American businessman, creator of Ford Industries, and Republican politician who was the stepfather of U.S. President Gerald Ford and for whom Ford legally changed his name.

Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives

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He served in this capacity for 25 years, the final nine of them as the House Minority Leader.
Minority Leaders who have played prominent roles in opposing the incumbent President have included Gerald Ford, Richard Gephardt, Nancy Pelosi, and John Boehner.

Betty Ford

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On October 15, 1948, Ford married Elizabeth Bloomer (1918–2011) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids; it was his first and only marriage and her second marriage.
Elizabeth Anne Ford (April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford.